‘Rockin’ Robert returns at 97
Builder of town’s iconic rock house, San Gabriel School, proud of work
When Robert Cummings builds something, it stays built. Exhibit A: Rockdale’s landmark Rock House, constructed in 1937 and still going strong as the Chamber of Commerce office.
Exhibit B: The San Gabriel School. While the school district itself may be long gone, its old rock school still stands straight as ever in the community for which it is named. Full Story
City eyes new ‘cop shop’ for future
117-year-old building gets ‘band aids’ now
For the first time, city council members are being asked to consider building a new police station and jail, a project City Manager Kelvin Knauf estimated would cost $650,000 and require a bond issue. Full Story
Rockdale goes ‘to bat’ for Nature Fest Saturday
Free day-long event at Fair Park offers hands-on exhibits, youth activities, presentations
Holy springtime, Batman! Fair Park is going batty on Saturday.
After two years in Cameron, the El Camino Real chapter of Texas Master Naturalists is bringing its free annual nature festival to Rockdale.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine at Fair Park and this year’s “featured critter” will be the bat. Full Story
Lady Tigers still in play for loop playoff position
Blanked by league leader LaGrange 4-0 Tuesday night
LaGrange pitcher Ariel Svec wasn’t getting much offensive backing from her teammates Tuesday night, so she decided to take things into her own hands.
With one stroke of the bat, the sophomore broke open a scoreless tie and provided enough runs for the league leading Lady Leps to get past Rockdale 4-0 at the Softball Complex and remain unbeaten in District 23-3A. Full Story
Fonde Gym was Rucker Park League South
I recently watched a superb documentary (on the Documentary Channel no less) on the history of the famous basketball mecca, Rucker Park in Harlem, New York.
Any serious gym rat knows the history of Rucker and the who’s who of players who have performed there. Full Story
Four-game skid has Rock baffled in district play
Suffer threestraight one-run district losses
After losing three straight one-run ball games, the Rockdale Tigers wouldn’t have to worry about any late-inning dramatics this time out.
Falling behind 7- 0 in the early going, the Tigers were subsequently blanked 11- 0 Tuesday night by District 23- 3A co-leader LaGrange at Tiger Field. Full Story
It wasn’t your usual executive conference, and not your usual visitor, Thursday at Manor Oaks Nursing Center. Administrator Cyndia Ingram confers with a special guest, the Easter Bunny, prior to the annual Easter egg hunt on the nursing home lawn. Children from the community hunted eggs and Manor Oaks resident enjoyed watching the pre-holiday festivities. Also, see photo, page 1A. Full Story
Tips in teaching your children financial responsibility
A pril is National Financ ial Literacy Month and the Independent Bankers Association of Texas encourages parents to take this opportunity to teach your children the importance of financial responsibility. Full Story
Worry about your wallet, not your image
I’m a new doctor, and I drive a car that has over 200,000 miles on it, is 10 years old, and a few dings in the doors. I’ve heard image is everything when you’re a doctor, but I like not having a car payment. Should I just get over being selfconscious about my old car? Full Story